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September 20, 2017

The Virginia Museum of Natural History is seeking nominations through December 5, 2017 for awards to be presented at the 31st annual VMNH Foundation Thomas Jefferson Awards. This statewide awards ceremony will be held Thursday, February 15, 2018 at the Library of Virginia in Richmond. The VMNH Thomas Jefferson Awards ceremony is a statewide event that honors individuals and corporations for outstanding contributions to natural science and natural science education. Nomination guidelines are available at www.vmnh.net/thomas-jefferson-awards.

Categories for nomination include:

Thomas Jefferson Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Natural Science: Presented to an individual who has consistently made outstanding contributions to natural history in Virginia.

Thomas Jefferson Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Natural Science Education: Presented to a Virginia educator who has made significant contributions to natural history or natural science education at any academic level.

Thomas Jefferson Award for Conservation: Presented to an individual or organization for significant conservation efforts in Virginia.

William Barton Rogers Corporate Award: Presented to a company or organization that has shown significant support for the natural sciences in Virginia, through contributions to the Virginia Museum of Natural History.

Nominations must be submitted by December 5, 2017. Information regarding submission rules and guidelines are found at the museum's website at www.vmnh.net/thomas-jefferson-awards.